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Uttanasana – The Standing Forward Bend Pose

UTTANASANA - Standing forward bend pose

Uttanasana or the Standing Forward Bend Pose involves intense bending of the hips and creates a very flexible body. In Sanskrit, Ut means Intense, Tana means stretched and Asana means a yogic pose.

Prasarita Padottanasana – Wide Legged Forward Bend Pose

Prasaita Padottanasana - Wide Legged Forward bend

Prasarita Padottanasana or Wide Legged Forward Bend Pose stretches the back and leg muscles. In Sanskrit, Prasarita means spread out, Pada means leg or foot, Uttana means intense stretch and Asana means a yogic pose. Prasarita Padottanasana is a resting pose with benefits of regular inverted poses.

Paschimottanasana – The Forward Bend Yogic Pose

Paschimottanasana - Forward bend Pose

Paschimottanasana or the seated forward bend pose gives a complete stretch to the back muscles. In Sanskrit ‘Paschima’  means ‘west’ or ‘back’ and ‘uttana’ means ‘stretch’ or ‘extended’. Paschimottanasana gives an intense stretch to all the back muscles.